Motorola Moto X phone for U.S. Cellular passes through the FCC
1. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
The S4 S800
S4 Korean with its A15 Cortex at 2.0Ghz with DDR3 RAM is way much better than S4pro and S600...
Moto and Google come back with some "Evolution, Revolution" not last years specs...
2. roldefol (Posts: 3361; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Is the S4-S800 even coming to the States? If not, your point is moot.
Anyhow, the article says this is not a high end phone. Moto seems to be looking for a value-packed midranger they can sell for around $100 on every carrier. Maybe that's not for everyone, but there's definitely room in the market for a solid midsize/midrange contender.
5. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
The HTC One is $99.99 with a contract renewal on At&t with Amazon as the seller. Motorola has no chance with a device with s**t specs like this has. There is no reason to drop down to a dual core processor except possibly cost. The screen being OLED also means it might not save power as compared to a 1080P resolution screen. Overall the Moto X looks like something to be thrown to the side. It has NOTHING going for it.
7. roldefol (Posts: 3361; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
We know Amazon, Wirefly and Best Buy are going to have better prices. What makes you think the Moto X won't undercut the One with a free on contract price?
12. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
In that case then, there are phones like the Droid DNA and Optimus G for 1C on contract on Amazon for Verizon and at&t. Sprint also has the Optimus G. T-Mobile doesn't have contracts. All 4 have the Galaxy SIII which has similar hardware and MUCH better notoriety around non techies for under $50.00.
28. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 460; Member since: 07 May 2012)
not all phones are meant to be high end,there is such a thing as mid range and low end phones. maybe later this year or early 2014 we will see a high end from moto
4. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
This is a couple hours late just heard about on the Teamuscellular blog, by the this is an article on the USCC XFON not a debate over the S4 S800 coming to the us.
6. roldefol (Posts: 3361; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I love how this phone is an instant prejudged FAIL FAIL FAIL but the S4 Mini is somehow worthy of coverage and consideration. Not every phone wants/needs to one-up everyone else.
11. roldefol (Posts: 3361; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Neither is the Moto X. The Moto X replaces the Atrix HD and Razr M, as well as international Razr M variants. Currently the Razr Maxx HD is their flagship, and it's not even 8 months old. Motorola doesn't have its flagship for 2013 yet, because it doesn't have access to the hardware (S800 + SAMOLED FHD) yet.
14. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
The Moto X is not the low cost high quality device. It's a device meant to compete with iPhone and Galaxy. Dennis Woodside said this himself at D11. A phone with a dual core processor from last year is not a hero device.
19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The MSM8960T has already been on a Sony device (Xperia SP if I'm not mistaken) and a version of the Lumia 920 only available in China.
20. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
True. I guess what I don't understand is why they're not going with the Snapdragon 800 since they like this always on stuff. The 800 series allows always listening voice control, something they would be able to pitch in a lot of ways and that fits in their current plans. Nevermind the fact that all dropping to a lower processor does is give you less performance when you need it and lower costs to produce. Battery life without stressing all 4 cores will be basically the same.
18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yes it's supposed to compete with Samsung and Apple's flagships, but how? "Competing" does not necessarily mean it will compare to those devices in specs and benchmarks; Motorola could be competing with those 2 devices in terms of availability (being on many carriers) and the relatively low price point. Competition is not solely based on specs.
21. roldefol (Posts: 3361; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Which is what I'm trying to point out. Motorola and Google aren't trying to one-up HTC and Samsung. They're trying to offer a solid value at an attractive price point. Maybe Woodside's mistake was name-dropping the S4. Motorola CANNOT compete with directly the S4 as long as it relies on Samsung for screen tech.
22. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
They said OLED displays, not AMOLED. Unless Dennis was being sneaky, it means it's a non Samsung display.
23. roldefol (Posts: 3361; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
99% of OLED displays come from Samsung, and 100% are AMOLED. I would wager the Lumia 925, 928 and EOS are also Samsung screens. They just add their proprietary ClearBlack filter.
The Razr was essentially a qHD Galaxy S screen.
The Razr HD is essentially the GNex screen.
So it stands to reason the next Moto hero phone will use the S4's FHD screen... if Samsung is willing to share it.
26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
If Samsung was willing to share their 720p screen, and even let Motorola out class them a little with the higher resolution S-AMOLED Advanced screen on the Razr (though it was Pentile), I'm sure they would share the 1080p display; they'll just have to wait until around September like they always do
13. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Tmobile's version will come out last because T-Mobile supported a Motorola device in awhile.
10. Feanor (Posts: 528; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
I think we should judge the finished product and not the rumoured spec list. However I am also afraid that not trying to compete at the top of the game may be extremely dangerous. Mainly because of the lack of publicity that an average spec list may entail. Now we get news because the device is unreleased. But after release, if the spec list is nothing special, the hype will die out very soon.
15. fistigons (Posts: 269; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
I think our hopes were really high for this phone and then we found out it wasn't going to be the ultimate device. So now everybody is calling it a failure. We'll have to wait and see.
Personally my next phone is going to have the snapdragon 800. I'll probably end up waiting til next year for an updated HTC ONE. My S3 is going strong, but I'm bored with it.
24. roldefol (Posts: 3361; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I want to upgrade this summer, but I don't think I could buy the Moto X. It's not enough of an upgrade over my current phone. Motorola is on a different release schedule from HTC and Samsung. Which would be fine if I were waiting to buy until mid-Fall. I want a 4.7-5" FHD, S800 with at least 32 GB native storage and a big honkin' battery. I'd like it to come from Motorola, but I might be waiting another 5 months.
17. General-Levy- (banned) (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)
What happened to my posts MichealHeller.....?
Why were they deleted?
Befor it used to say: Dosen't meet dicussion rules, and you have to press to see the post!
As years are passing by, lots of you'r regulars have moved away, cause so many changes have tajen in effect
25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5688; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it better be cheap if these specs are to be believed and we better see a T-Mobile version pass through.
27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
T-Mobile hasn't seen a Motorola phone since early 2011 with the Cliq 2 if I remember correctly. I would really like to see the Moto X on there. The Nexus 4 is going for $20 down and $17/month at T-Mobile, I would expect the Moto X to be comparable, if it even makes on T-Mo. We've seen 4 different carriers versions of it so far, the chance of it happening are getting smaller each day we don't see it pass through the FCC.
29. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1734; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
can this phone know what i want?....all the time?